Soon after their wedding, Eurydice tragically dies, and Orpheus, devastated, goes to the Underworld to bring her back to life.
My costume design concept establishes a distinction between the two worlds - The Land of the Living and The Underworld. Additionally, it shows a progression in the couple’s relationship. I placed the two worlds in two different decades – the 1950s and 1930/40s. The Land of the Living has an optimistic 1950 s’ post-war aptitude that is experienced through the cuts of the costumes and their pastel palette. It aims to describe young couples’ romantic relationship that has all the prerequisites to have a ‘happy ending’. The Underworld has an eerie edginess with bold contrasts in color: red against pale blue – it represents the clash of female and male energy; black and red opposed to white – darkness, and passion against purity and innocence.